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Amount: varies Deadline: September 16, 2016
Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and come from low-income households are invited to apply. Questbridge works to help students access top-tier educational opportunities. The following is taken into account when evaluating applications: GPA, class rank (top 10%), rigor of high school curriculum, test scores, writing ability, and recommendations. Most finalists for this program come from households earning less than $65,000. Applicants will be need three letters of recommendation and a transcript. Apply online at www.questbridge.org.
Missouri Cattleman Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: September 20, 2016
Applicants must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattleman’s Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association. Students must meet the following requirements: 2.5 GPA or better, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, submit a transcript, and demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. Preference may be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college or university & have financial need. Preference also given to those planning to major in an Agriculture field, Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition and Plant Science. More information is available online at http://www.mocattle.com/scholarshipprogram.aspx.
Wendy's High School Heisman Award
Amount: varies Deadline: September 23, 2016
Have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the 27 eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), and be a leader in school and community. Students nominate themselves by applying online at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com. A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). One male and one female from each school will be selected.
Amount: $500 Deadline: September 26, 2016
AES offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. The student will submit an essay of 500-1,000 words in answer to the topic/question listed on the website. Essays must be submitted to the following email address: email@example.com. There is no application packet and student must include their full name, name of high school, and plans for next year. The topic for the essay can be found online athttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship
Amount: $12,000 (15 given) Deadline: October 15, 2016
Highly competitive scholarship awarded to 15 students and is renewable with a 3.25 GPA. Eligibility for this scholarship is met by the following criteria: 1.) must be in the upper 10% of graduating class after six (6) semesters OR have a GPA of 3.75; 2.) Must take the ACT (or SAT) by October and receive a score of 31 or better; 3.) Have strong leadership skills through school and community activities; and 4.) Resident of Missouri. An essay and interview are required.
We recommend that you apply for admission two weeks in advance of the Nov. 1 Chancellor's Scholarship deadline to allow time to process your application. Please go to apply.mst.eduand complete the online admissions application, then request an official high school transcript be sent to Admissions.
Set up your permanent password for Joe’SS once you receive the email from Admissions that contains your user name and the email that contains your temporary password, as you will need this information to log into the AcademicWorks scholarship database to apply. (Allow 1 business day before logging into AcademicWorks.)
Complete the Chancellor's Scholarship application and submit your essay through Academic Works by November 1st, 2016. (Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm.)
Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to visit campus in December to discuss his/her essay. Chancellor's Scholarship Guide
Missouri Boys and Girls State Scholarships
Award: Varies Deadline: Varies
These scholarships are awarded by different colleges based on a student's attendance at Missouri Boys/Girls State. You will need to look through the list of colleges and find the one you plan to attend. Most are automatically awarded, but some will need an application.
Cotillion for Achievement Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: up to $1,800 Deadline: October 15, 2016
20 finalists will be chosen from Andrew and Buchanan Counties. All finalists are guaranteed $700 with a grand prize of $1800. The finalists are required to attend several different "Adventures in Achievement" sessions throughout the school year until they announce the grand prize winner at the Achievement Ball on March 19th.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Award: $20,000 (150 given) Deadline: October 25, 2016
This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point. Applications are lengthy and available online at: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs
Horatio Alger Scholarships
Award: up to $10,000 Deadline: October 25, 2016
Minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, must pursue a bachelor's degree
Award: $1,500 Deadline: November 1, 2016
Reservation Counter is offering a scholarship program for US students enrolled in colleges, universities and private institutions. This need-based scholarship program is designed to support and motivate students to value and make the most of their education
W.M. & Ann Grace Foundation Scholarship
Award: $2,000-4,000 Deadline: November 15, 2016
Student must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0, have financial need, and a household income below $100,000. The application says a household income below $200,000 but this is for Arizona applicants. Students will also write a 200-500 word personal statement.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Award: up to $40,000 Deadline: November 15, 2016
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. Students must be employed for 240 hours the year prior to attending college, maintain a 2.5 GPA. and scored a 23 or higher on the ACT.
Belcher Scholarship- North Andrew Scholarship
Award: $250 up to $1000 North Andrew Deadline: November 29, 2016
The school board of each MSBA member district is eligible to nominate one high school senior to apply. The local board of education should select their applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities; need may also be considered. North Andrew will award that student $250 before sending it off to possibly be given an additional $750. The student will need to obtain two letters of recommendation, a transcript and several signatures as well as completing the essay.
Elks MVP Competition
Award: up to $12,500 Deadline: November 30, 2016
Based on financial need, ACT score, leadership, and academics. Maryville Lodge No. 760 B.P.O. Elks / 115 North Main / PO Box 217 / Maryville, MO 64468
Burger King Scholars
Amount: $1,000 (multiple given) Deadline: December 1, 2016
Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be involved in community and school activities, and plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicant does not have to be an employee of Burger King to apply. Once you have applied you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Applications are available Oct. 15-Dec. 1 online at https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/application-information/
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Amount: $2,5000 (300 given); $10,000 (52 given, one from each state), Top Award-$15,000 (10 given)
Deadline: December 1, 2016 or the first 10,000 applications submitted online- whichever comes first
Any student can apply who has been active in their community/workplace who also have the following qualities: drive, ambition, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self and others, and ability to succeed in college. All applications are completed online and only the first 10,000 will be accepted. Be sure to apply early in order to assure the application is accepted. Apply online at http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.
Foot Locker Scholarship
Amount: $20,000 (20 given) Deadline: December 6, 2016
Foot Locker will be awarding $20,000 college scholarships to outstanding student athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school and within their communities.
To apply applicant must:
- Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2016
- Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
- have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
- Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident
- Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible
Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Amount: $2,000-15,000 Deadline: December 8, 2016
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2016. Children of NFIB members are eligible to win awards. For more information, requirements, and how to apply: www.nfib.com/yea
Missouri Corn Scholarship
Award: $1,000 Deadline: TBD After December 15, 2016
This year, the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will award $1000 scholarships to a total of seven deserving college juniors and high school seniors for the 2015-2016 school year. Recipients will be announced by April 15, 2015. Applications for the 2016 program will be posted no later than Dec. 15, 2015.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Award: up to $25,000 Deadline: December 15, 2016
Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
MSSDAR Scholarships (Multiple Scholarships are given)
Amount: varies Deadline: December 16, 2016
Four different scholarships available (you will use the same application to apply for each).
1)MSSDAR- Awarded to any senior who plans to attend a MO college ($2,000)
2)Irene & Leeta Wagy-Awarded to a woman pursuing a degree in education ($1,000)
3)Dorothy Poikert-Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business ($500)
4)Robert Capps-Awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History or Government ($1,000)
Applicants must rank in the top 10% of their class and must be citizens of the United States, and Missouri residents. They must attend a Missouri college/university EXCEPT for the Roberta Capps Scholarship, whose recipient may attend the college or university of his/her choice. Four letters of recommendation (1 from principal or counselor, 2 from teachers, 1 from outside source) Students can apply by completing the MSSDAR Application and Financial Need forms found on the website below. There is a lot of information needed for these scholarships so please allow yourself enough time. http://www.mssdar.org/education.html
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Award: $10,000 renewable Deadline: December 19, 2016
This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Students will be judged on Leadership, Drive, Integrity, and Citizenship.
Make College Happen Challenge
Amount: $1,000-15,000 Deadline: December 19, 2016
Students are challenge to creatively answer the question "How do you plan to pay for college?" Entries may be in the form of a video, photo, essay, song, or poem. The goal is to be creative! More information available online at www.makecollegehappenchallenge.com/contest.
Arthur & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
Amount: $4,000-10,000 Deadline: December 21, 2016
Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $10,000.00; Runner-up - $6,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $4,000.00. You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $10,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. Entrants need to complete only one application -- the one for the chapter competition. If it is a winner it is then used for the state competition, and if it is a winner again it is used for the national competition. For application and other details: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Eagle_Scout
Conservation Foundation of MO Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (5 given) Deadline: December 21, 2016
The Foundation’s Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships were established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist students in five areas of natural resource management: fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation and soil and water conservation. Applicants must be Missouri residents from any county or city in the state who are or plan to be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Missouri college or university in the chosen discipline of study. Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated financial need. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by December 31. To make application for a scholarship you must complete and submit this form to the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust, 728 W. Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101-1559 by December 21. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE visit the website for more information
Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 (renewable) Deadline: January 3, 2017
For students who have lost a parent to cancer. Students who apply must attend 2 or 4 year college, have an interest in education, arts, environment, math or science and show involvement in the community, church, school or other non-curricular activity. Applications available online: http://kllscholarshipfund.org
SAE International Scholarships
Award: up to $20,000 Deadline: January 5, 2017
Multiple scholarships available for students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering.
Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest
Award: varies Deadline: January 5, 2017
Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words that describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goals. The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, grade point average and financial need. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa. Apply online at http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/scholarship-application/
Earl Collins Scholarship
Award: Deadline: January 5,2017
Students must have a minimum ACT of 23. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, volunteer, community and extracurricular activities, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, and financial need. You get bonus points if you are a Key Club member or have a Kiwanis family member. Along with the application, you need evidence of your ACT/SAT scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities list (community, school, etc.) and a statement not to exceed one page in length of your educational plans and goals. Two letters of recommendation are needed.
Earl Collins Application
Nash Music Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 Deadline: January 6, 2017
This scholarship is sponsored by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It is available to any boy/girl who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in music. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three (3) selections, from one of their performances, for music professionals to judge. The following documentation must also be submitted: financial need form (provided), a statement of 600 words or less, transcript, activity list (maximum of 2 pages), four (4) letters of recommendation from faculty at Central, photocopy of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, passport, etc), and a CD/DVD of a performance. Please follow the instructions on the application carefully. Nash Music Scholarship Application
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Award: Deadline: January 8, 2017
The 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
- Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;
- Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
- Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
- Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located , accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student;
- Have completed and submitted their application by the deadline; and
- Have the following forms completed and submitted by the deadline on their behalf:
- A Nominator Form-an evaluation of the student's academic record, and;
- A Recommender Form- an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Amount: $1,000-3,000 (400 given) Deadline: January 9, 2017
Current high school seniors or a high school graduate (including students who have earned their GED certificate) of any age who live with MS or have a parent living with MS and will be attending an accredited post-secondary school for the first time. The application is online and all supporting documents must be mailed. Supporting documents include verification of diagnosis, transcript, and at least one recommendation letter. This scholarship asks for a lot of information so please allow for plenty of time. The online application and more information is available at
United States JCI Senate Foundation
Award: $1000 Deadline: January 10, 2017
Each year, the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation ("the Foundation") grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient's choice. Apply online: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship
Daughter's of the American Revolution Scholarships
Date Deadline: January 11, 2017
Qualifications: Varies for each scholarship
Apply online: www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Washington Crossing Foundation
Award: up to $5,000 Deadline: January 15, 2017
Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. The student must confine the essay to viewpoint, attitude and purpose in choice of career.
Project 21 Scholarship (Missouri Gaming Association)
Amount: $1,000-1,500 Deadline: January 18, 2017
The Project 21 2017 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. The article, poster, or video must be publicly displayed/viewed sometime between December 1- February 15. See the application packet for details on what is to be included in the article, poster, or video. Submit to the Counseling Center by January 18 in order to allow time to display/view the article, poster or video. Project 21 Scholarship Application
John Dennis Scholarship (Missouri Sheriff's Association)
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 18, 2017
Applicant must be a senior high school student pursuing a career in the criminal justice field who will be attending a Missouri college or university. The applicant must be in good standing with the high school, must have at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must also submit an essay on his/her career goals after high school graduation.John Dennis Application
Missouri JCI Senate Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: January 20, 2017
The Missouri JCI Senate will pick 2 nominees to represent Missouri for the US JCI Senate scholarships. The Missouri JCI Senate will present these 2 winners each a $250 scholarship. This is available to Missouri residents only.
Union Plus Scholarship Program
Award: $500-4,000 Deadline: January 20, 2017
Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. Members do not have to purchase any Union Plus program product or participate in any Union Plus programs to apply for the scholarships and scholarship awards are not based upon participation in a Union Plus program. Must be in one year continuous good standing union membership (satisfied by May 31, 2017) with a union participating in any Union Plus Program. This is a competitive scholarship, and applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended, Application available online at http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship.
ESA Foundation Scholarship (Multiple scholarships)
Award:$500-3,000 Deadline:January 20, 2017
Selection based on character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability. There are many scholarships to apply for through this program and students may apply for as many as they want. Unless a specific GPA is listed for a scholarship, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) OR an ACT score of 22. The entire application process is online including uploading a SIGNED OFFICIAL transcript (Counseling Center can help you do this), two (2) signed recommendation letters, and a personal essay. There is also a $5 processing fee for each scholarship you apply for (paid by credit card). To start the process go to http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships. Select your state of residence and search for scholarships to see a full list of scholarships available to you.
Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 20, 2017
Applicants must be Missouri residents from any county or city in the state who are or plan to be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Missouri college or university in the chosen discipline of study. Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated financial need.
Elks Scholarship-Legacy Award
Award: $4,000 Deadline: January 24, 2017
Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. If your parent and grandparent are both Elk members, you should apply through your parent’s Elks Lodge. The Selection Committee judges applications based on the following values: knowledge, charity, community, and integrity. Applicants must take the ACT by December 2016. Other materials may be required to submit online. Applications available online at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
Amount: $1500 Deadline: February 1, 2017
Students apply Noveber 15, 2016-February 1, 2017 at FFA.org/scholarships
Students must seek two farmer endorsements of their applicaiton by February 1
$528,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with winners announced in April-May 2017
Program is managed by the National FFA Scholarship Program, but applicatnts are not required to be FFA members
HyVee Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: February 1, 2017
This scholarship is available for a high school senior working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before September 15, 2016 or a high school senior of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2016 and applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time. All applicant's must provide an official transcript, a personal statement (see application), ACT score(s), recommendation form (see application), and an activity list. HyVee Foundation Scholarship Application
Missouri Corn Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (7 given) Deadline: February 1, 2017
Awarded to Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college in the state of Missouri and major in agronomy or related field. Applications available atwww.mocorn.org/resources/education/scholarship
Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Society
Award: $2,000 Deadline: February 2017
The Soil and Water Conservation Society has three opportunities at the international level for scholarships. Many other opportunities for scholarships are available through individual chapters and information for those scholarships can be found on the individual chapter websites.The Society’s awards committee determines the winners of the scholarship competition. Recognition of all scholarship recipients will be made at the Soil and Water Conservation Society annual conference. Applications should be sent to SWCS, 945 SW Ankeny Road, Ankeny, Iowa 50021-9764.The three opportunities for scholarships are:1) Research Scholarship—made possible by Kenneth E. Grant2) Soil Conservation Scholarship—made possible by Donald A. Williams3) Student Leader Conservation Scholarship—made possible by Melville H. Cohee
Claudene Brewer Memorial Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $500 Deadline: February 1, 2017
The recipients of the Claudine Brewer Scholarship shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or equivalent, and shall be graduates of North Andrew High School. First preference shall be given to entering freshman with a declared major in the area of education and secondly to an entering freshman from North Andrew High School without regard to academic major. Recipients of the award shall be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 semester hours) at Northwest Missouri State University.
Lilian Palmer Memorial Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $450 Deadline: February 1, 2017
The recipients of the Lillian Palmer Scholarship Shall be a graduate of North Andrew High School, shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and show financial need. Recipient must attend Northwest Missouri State University.
Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship
Awared: $500 Deadline: February 1, 2017
Maintain a 2.5 GPA and write a 500 word essay. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects.
Dr. Darrell ʺJackʺ Holley/MUSIC Scholarship
Award: $2,000 Deadline: February 10, 2017- to Mrs. Renfro to be voted upon by the HS teachers
The following guidelines will govern the scholarship program:
1. The public high school you attend must be in a district that is a current member of MUSIC, unless a K‐8 district nominates you.
2. Only ONE application from each high school is to be submitted.
3. The application form must be postmarked by February 12, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.
4. All applications must be (typed) printed. No handwritten applications will be considered.
5. A copy of your official high school transcript (based on seven semesters) including your ACT or SAT score needs to accompany your application.
6. Your application packet should include a letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor or teacher (submit only one (1) letter).
7. The recipients will be posted on the MUSIC website (http://www.musicprogram.org) by April 15, 2016.
8. The scholarship will be sent directly to the recipients once proof of paid college tuition is provided.
Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Award:$500-5,000 Deadline:February 15, 2017
This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. To qualify students must be a US citizen and plan to enter an accredited 4-year college/university. Requirements include the following: completed application, 200 word typewritten autobiography, and a 1,200-1,500 word essay with a title page. Applications accepted online at
Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award
Award: Deadline: February 17, 2017 to Mrs. Renfro
If you are interested in being considered for this, please type a brief bio and list of activities related to the guidelines and give to Mrs. Renfro
DAR Good Citizen Guidelines
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Award: $10,000 Deadline: February 28, 2017
You are invited to enter the 9th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest and win $1,000 for your school. Design a greeting card and you could win a $10,000 scholarship plus, your entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States, The Gallery Collection. Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card, contest submissions accepted from May 26, 2015 - February 28, 2017. Winner will be announced May 1, 2017. See website for more details
Amount: $1,500 (35 given) Deadline: February 21, 2017
Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a FCS Financial customer. Applicant must designate which office services the account and plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university (preference given to those attending college in Missouri). Applicant must meet ONE of the following: rank in upper 20%, attain a 2.5 GPA, or score 26 or higher on the ACT. Must also show involvement in school and community activities. The application is online at https://www.myfcsfinancial.com/scholarships/.
Buick Achievers Scholarship
Award: up to $100,000 Deadline: February 29, 2017
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to help those who put forth the effort and find success both in and out of the classroom, yet are unable to attend college without financial assistance. The following students are encouraged to apply; High school seniors and undergraduates, those who plan to enroll in a 4 year college or university, and those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology, or design.
Andrew County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: March 1, 2017
The applicant must be an Andrew County resident; parents of the applicant must have an active Farm Bureau membership for the past year. Applicant must show academic and leadership abilities. Recipients must enroll in a degree program at a trade school or college.
Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies Scholarship
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 1, 2017
To provide a scholarship to a student who has some type of relationship with a member company of the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Said student must be a relative or a director, agent, or employee, or policyholder of said member company.
Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: March 1, 2017
For students planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a degree in a field related to banking. Based on academic achievement and/or economic need. Apply at www.mobankers.com
Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 1, 2017
Men and Women, attending a vocational/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, are eligible to apply. The recipients will be chosen based on their interest in entering one of these fields of study. Students may reapply for their 2nd year.
North Andrew FFA Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: March 1, 2017
The North Andrew FFA Scholarship has been established to distribute funds to seniors of the North Andrew FFA program to further their academic education. The winning recipients will be awarded their scholarship after proof of enrollment and will be paid to the institution of higher learning. This institution could be trade schools, vocational schools, junior colleges or four year institutions. Students must have been in FFA for the last 3 years and will be judged on academics, leadership, finance, character and community activities. Turn the completed application into Mr. Windsor.
TIP TOP TUX- Local Scholarship
Award: up to $5,000 Deadline: March 1, 2017
Project 21 Scholarship Program
Award: $1000-1500 Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Project 21 Scholarship Program. This is the twenty-first year the scholarships will be awarded. The goal of the scholarship program is to not only to inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling.
The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Two (2) $1,500.00 first prize scholarships and Four (4) $1,000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.
We would ask that you distribute the attached scholarship application to all Missouri High School Seniors who might be interested in applying for the scholarshipsusing the criteria outlined in the application. The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by MARCH 1, 2017.
Cecile Steven Educational Trust (Local)
Amount: $1,000 (renewable) Deadline: March 6, 2017
Students must reside in Buchanan or Andrew County, possess good personality traits, are of good moral character, have been active in school and community activities, and have an ACT score of 18. Students attending a Trade School must have a 2.5 GPA and those attending a college/university must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must show EXTREME financial need - tax forms 1040 for both applicant (if available) and parents for the current and previous tax years (2015 & 2016). It is renewable, but the student must fill out a renewable application each year. Cecile Steven Educational Trust Scholarship Application
Andrew County Retired Teacher Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $500 Deadline: March 10, 2017
A scholarship in the amount of $500.00 (to be determined annually, based upon funds available) will be awarded to a high school senior from North Andrew and Savannah who has a professed interest in the area of education.
D.A.R.E America National Scholarship Award
Award: $5,000 x 4 years Deadline: March 11, 2017
This scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified 12th grade student to attend the university or college of their choice.
Email completed application to Kenneth.Thompson@andrewcounty.org In the subject line, write "North Andrew DARE Scholarship"
MFA Foundation Scholarship Program
Award: $2,000 Deadline: March 15, 2017
This award is based on a the applicant's interest in furthering his/her education related to agriculture or other studies that benefit rural life. It is awarded based on the applicant's participation and leadership in school, church, and community as well as the applicants citizenship, good moral character, financial need, willingness to work, and satisfactory academic progress.
The winner will be announced either at the end of the year awards assembly or graduation ceremony.
Missouri Farm Bureau Charles E. Kruse Scholarship
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 15, 2017
Applicants must be a Missouri resident and they, their parents/guardians must hold a Missouri Farm Bureau Membership. Preference will be given to students who are pursing an agricultural field of study.
Agriculture Future of America- Local Scholarship
Award: $3,200 Deadline: March 18, 2017
AFA and its partners award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture-related degree programs across the U.S. Scholarships seek to identify young leaders in the agriculture and food industry to enter AFA leader development programming and receive an academic scholarship. National awards vary in amounts, depending on the scholarship partner. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement and financial need.
2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program
Opens March 20,2017
For the fourth year in a row, the time has come to announce another pile of free money available for our Work Ethic Scholarship Program, a program that gives scholarships to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand.Stay tuned when the program opens in set to launch Monday – March 20, 2017. Anyone with a pulse, and a desire to learn a trade, is invited to apply at that time. You can’t apply yet, but we’ll make an announcement when the program officially begins in March.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, there are some hoops to jump through. Here are a few of them that set us apart from other programs:
- The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge must be signed by ALL applicants. S.W.E.A.T stands for, “Skill & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.” Basically, you’re signing a solemn oath not to become a lazy, self-entitled drone who blames others for their troubles and expects to be taken care of. Fair warning: this Pledge is not for everyone; so if you’re offended or threatened by its content, it’s probably best to seek out a different pile of free money.
- We’ll need to see at least two solid references. No, Mom doesn’t count; we know she loves you. We only accept references from a boss, superior, teacher, or someone you have reported to who will gush about with you in a way that will knock our socks off. But we’ll accept more than two references; if more than two people want to sing your praises, send them on.
- You’ll need to write an essay and answer a few short questions. Your essay is a chance to make the case for why YOU should get some of the free money. Tell us about yourself. Why are you drawn to the skilled trades? Why do you deserve to receive an award? Let us know any accomplishments or anything you do that shows that you believe in the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. For example, do you volunteer, or were you an Eagle Scout? Do you put in extra hours helping other students or mentoring kids? What else do you do that sets you apart from all the other applicants? Make your case, and be persuasive.
- While we don’t require attendance records, if you can get them then give them to us. Showing up counts.
- While also not required, send us a video where you make a case for yourself. Consider it the audiovisual version of your essay. There are rules on submitting a video so be sure to read those carefully and comply, or the video may not be considered.
For more information, check back with us in March! http://profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship/
The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
Award: $2000 Deadline: March 31, 2017
There will be three winners every year, but a student can only win once. To qualify for the scholarship, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College. Write an essay according to the instructions provided below and send it to Scholarships at Sleeklens.com
Kevin Bauman Memorial Scholarship- North Andrew Scholarship
Award: $500 Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Kevin Bauman Memorial Scholarship fund has been created by the family and friends of Kevin Bauman for Seniors of North Andrew High School. The scholarship application process is available to all North Andrew Seniors who meet the application requirements. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the recipient's post-secondary school of attendance. Requirements for the award are; 2.0 GPA, be in FFA Junior and Senior years, plan on studying in a vocational field such as ag, construction, nursing, mechanics, conservation, etc., and able to show proof of admission in to an accredited Post-Secondary school. Turn the typed and completed form into Mrs. Renfro by March 31, 2017
Missouri Courage Scholarship
We are excited to announce that our 2017 scholarship application is now open for students! Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/MCS2017Application. The deadline is March 31. Last year the Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) awarded more than $10,000 to students from across the state who demonstrated their courage and commitment to LGBTQ+ people in their schools and communities. This year we will award up to $15,000 to qualified students in the form of three awards:
- Rural Courage Award
- Missouri Courage Award
- Trans Courage Award
Please visit our website to learn more about each of the awards and the requirements for applicants. MCS acknowledges, affirms, and rewards the courage of those graduating seniors who have demonstrated their willingness to work for change in their community to advance the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) people and other historically marginalized groups.
Lewis & Arline Hahn Family Scholarship- N.A. Scholarship
Award: $ Deadline: April 1, 2017
This scholarship has been established to distribute funds to seniors of North Andrew High School to further their education and capabilities. Awards granted will be paid to the college, trade school, or other organization that is recognized as being an institution of higher education or training, of the recipient's choice upon proof of enrollment. To be eligible the student must have a 3.0 GPA, show an attitude of citizenship, respect, empathy, consideration, compassion, assistance, and support of others, pursue a degree related to business, marketing, accounting, computer science, office skills. Turn the typed and completed form into Mrs. Renfro by April 1, 2017.
Natalie Thompson-Clizer Memorial Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $200 Deadline: March 31, 2017
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a needy Andrew County resident to continue his/her professional development through enrollment in undergraduate college courses. Evaluation will be based upon need, completeness, clarity, student potential and appropriateness.
North Andrew Scholarship Foundation- 13 N.A. Scholarships
Award: $ Deadline: April 1, 2017
This organization been established to create and distribute scholarships for seniors of North Andrew High School to further their education and capabilities. Awards will be paid to the college, trade school, or other organization that is recognized as being an institution of higher education or training. Selections are chosen on academics, leadership, finances, character, and community activities. Turn the typed and completed form into Mrs. Renfro by April 1, 2017.
Application Checklist- print and put on top page of application
Andrew County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: April 6, 2017
The applicant must be an Andrew County resident, and parents of the applicant must have an active Farm Bureau membership for the past year. Applicants must show academic and leadership abilities.
Savannah American Legion General Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: April 7, 2017
Applicants should be a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran, involved in community affairs, enthusiastic and dedicated to improving educational status, average or above average grades, well rounded individual with a variety of interests, and have a personality that is acceptable in social situations.
Email completed application to Beverly Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7th, 2016
Andrew County Youth and Family Recreation Scholarship- Local
Award: $500 Deadline: April 22, 2017 to Mrs. Renfro
The individual must qualify as a low income student planning to attend a vocational school, two year or four year college. Parents’ 2016 Income Tax Return or other proof of income will need to be attached with this application.
Award: $ Deadline: May 1, 2017
North Andrew Booster Club Scholarship
Award: $250 Deadline: May 6, 2017 to Mrs. Renfro
The North Andrew Booster Club will be awarding one male athlete and one female athlete with a $250.00 Booster Club Scholarship to be used towards furthering their education. The recipient will also have their name placed on a plaque of prior distinguished athletes that have represented Cardinal Nation with the integrity that has been associated with North Andrew.
Bryan Cameron Education Foundation
Award: Full Tuition x 4 years Deadline: May 27, 2107
The applicant must:
- Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
- Be a citizen of the United States of America;
- Be a current late high school Junior or early high school Senior, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
- Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
- Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
- Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;
- And submit the online application, required letters of recommendation, and transcript certifying academic performance, by the application deadline. PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship
Award: up to $2,500 Deadline: June 1, 2017
This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring of 2017, commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and United States citizenship.
William Toben King Educational Trust- Local Scholarship
Award: $250 - $5,000 Deadline: June 1, 2017
A student from Andrew or Buchanan county is eligible to apply. Those who are pursuing a degree in education will be given preference, but all students are invited to apply. Students are encouraged an submit an appendix for additional information for school activities, community work, special recognition or honors, employment experience, and leisure activities as this information could be used as a deciding factor.
Heartland Foundation Scholarships- Nursing Emphasis
Award: varies Deadline: June 14, 2017
The Heartland Foundation Scholarships are primarily aimed at individuals who are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing.
Nursing and Related Studies Scholarship- Local Scholarship
Award: $800 Deadline: July 15, 2016
Saint Francis is awarding 3 $800 scholarships to students who are pursing a degree in medical studies.